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Senior Account Manager

Location: NY / LA / SF

Responsibilities

The Senior Account Manager is a high-energy, self-motivated and an all-around hustler. Reporting to the VP of Sales, you will be responsible for cultivating, developing and maintaining wholesale relationships with new and existing customers. Your expertise in wholesale jewelry will expand Soko’s footprint, opening new doors and expanding into new territories. We're looking for a go-getter who is passionate about Soko’s mission and who will match the energy of our dynamic team. If this sounds like the type of environment in which you thrive, then we want to talk to you about this career-defining opportunity.

Customers and Relationships

  • Cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with new and existing customers
  • Manage communications and feedback between customers and internal partners in Sales, Design and Production
  • Partner with VP of Sales to ensure proper in-store execution of sales and merchandising strategies
  • Partner with customers to manage co-op, allowances and givebacks

Operations & Results

  • Manage daily review of shipments, orders, changes in distribution and deliveries for each account with Client Support Analyst; secure and ensure timely fulfillment of all orders with Production Team
  • Work with Client Support Analyst and sales team on weekly review of selling data, and share data with internal teams
  • Attend regional and international trade shows as necessary
  • Travel to customer locations to meet with leadership
  • Work with customers to ensure proper in-store execution and manage in-store events as necessary

Strategy & Innovation

  • Cultivate new accounts and seek opportunities to expand business with existing accounts; identify and strategize means to penetrate new markets
  • Assist Merchandiser when necessary to monitor relevant trends and communicate to internal partners
  • Partner with customers to communicate and execute brand positioning and key strategic initiatives for brand, where appropriate; propose and negotiate for optimal placement in store

Skills and Requirements

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in wholesale jewelry sales is required
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented and outgoing
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous
  • Strong analytical skills and fluent in retail math
  • Brings strong relationships and network with the retail industry
  • Prior experience with Specialty Stores, Department Stores and Ecommerce retailers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; superior Excel skills preferred
  • Fluency in French a plus
  • Familiarity with NuOrder/Joor and NetSuite a plus
  • Willingness to travel, including weekends (up to 30%)
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Commitment to Soko’s mission and vision; passionate about ethical and sustainable fashion

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to joinus@shopsoko.com with the subject line “Senior Account Manager.”

 

Graphic Designer

Location: SF/LA

The Role

Soko is looking for a Graphic Designer who will bring innovation and creativity to the team- an individual who understands our brand mission and the ever-evolving demands in the fashion space. Under the guidance of the key stakeholders, the Graphic Designer creates best in class designs that address strategic business objectives for ongoing brand marketing and digital strategies. We’re seeking a hands-on creative who is excited by taking risks, experimenting and composing brand appropriate designs.

Responsibilities

  • Execute print and digital visual marketing creative assets, including consumer and wholesale e-mails, look books, website and various wholesale and consumer-facing assets
  • Design marketing materials for Soko’s website including homepage and promotional banners, landing pages, and third party digital ads
  • Collaborate with varying departments to explore and create design visions and goals for all projects
  • Retouch, color correct, and color overlay digital images (models and product) in preparation for web application and/or print media
  • Build and maintain a library of photography, illustrations, fonts, Pantone swatches, research material, and design inspiration for the brand, i.e. brand asset libraries
  • Maintain brand DNA while evolving brand aesthetic across all visual channels
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure that all graphics/visual elements support a strong, focused point of view
  • Adhere to the demands of a production schedule and be aware of release schedules and all relevant deadlines
  • Effectively manage multiple projects with other members of the team
  • Provides leadership by generating excitement, enthusiasm, a positive mental attitude and commitment to Soko’s objectives
  • Keep up to date with the most relevant design and digital trends
  • Takes a collaborative team approach towards aiding each department in Soko’s initiatives

Requirements

  • +2 years experience in digital graphic design with a strong portfolio that shows a clear command of all aspects of visual design including typography, composition, color, use of photography, and asset management
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects under a tight deadline
  • Great communication skills and a talent for collaboration
  • Understanding of responsive design best practices and implementation
  • Experience with eCommerce, digital marketing and digital publishing
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • BA or MA in Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, Marketing, Fine Art Design or related discipline
  • Video editing capabilities not required, but would be a plus

Technical Experience

Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite in a MAC environment, including but not limited to the following programs:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio to joinus@shopsoko.com with the subject line “Graphic Designer.”

 

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO INTERN

Are you a creative thinker who loves to tell stories through imagery and film? We’re looking for a style-savvy and self-starting photography and/or video intern to join our Marketing team at Soko this summer. Help us leverage our unique brand and story as we engage and grow our customer community while building our online brand presence, through beautiful and innovative visual content. Merge your interests in photography, fashion, and social good by joining the Soko team this summer!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Visual Content: Work with our Marketing Manager and other interns to plan and execute photoshoots for campaigns, developing visual content for social media, email newsletters, website, and online ads
  • Video Content: Create behind the scenes videos, product videos, or style guides. Come up with creative ways to use video to showcase our product and help define the role of video in our digital marketing
  • Social Media: Create visual content for Instagram and Pinterest, manage Snapchat; be at the forefront of new social media trends and networks for photo/video

Qualifications:

  • Basic DSLR camera knowledge
  • Photography or Film experience
  • Basic editing skills (photoshop or lightroom, mobile editing tools such as VSCO)
  • Interest in or basic experience in design (layouts, type)

Internships take place in our US offices in San Francisco, where you’ll help us inaugurate our brand new HQ and retail space! Interns are expected to work 20 hours per week and attend additional events as needed. Interns are paid a stipend, and if approved by your school, we’d love to help you receive college credit.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio/links to your work to joinus@shopsoko.com

 

MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERN

We're looking for an entrepreneurial, style-savvy, motivated marketing intern to work directly with our Marketing and Sales teams across all areas of marketing, biz dev, ecommerce, and PR within the company. This is the perfect opportunity for a digitally-driven individual interested in gaining experience in strategy development and implementation at a social enterprise.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Social Media Management: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat
  • Retail Growth Strategy: identify target audiences and sales opportunities, research and outreach to potential retailers
  • Content Creation and Styling: work with other interns to ideate and create visual and written content for social media
  • PR: build our relationships with influencers and bloggers in the fashion community through research and creative outreach
  • Campaigns: work with Marketing Manager to plan, execute, and analyze marketing campaigns
  • Events: Organize and promote events in our brand new retail space

Qualifications:

  • Love for and deep understanding of social media for day-to-day management of Soko’s Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter
  • Relevant experience in marketing, sales, retail, and/or outreach
  • Excellent writer with a keen interest in style, development, and who possesses a global mindset
  • Flexible, creative, forward-thinking, and responsible
  • Interest in or basic experience in design (layouts, type)

Internships take place in our US offices in San Francisco, where you’ll help us inaugurate our brand new HQ and retail space! Interns are expected to work 20 hours per week and attend additional events as needed. Interns are paid a stipend, and if approved by your school, we’d love to help you receive college credit.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to joinus@shopsoko.com

 

NAME YOUR INTERNSHIP

Interested in joining the Soko team this summer, but don't see the perfect fit? We want to hear from you! Tell us why an internship at Soko is right for you - write your dream job title (Photo Stylist? Sales & Support Ninja? Ecommerce Innovator?), and let us know how you'd want to spend your time with us. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send your resume and answers to the questions above to joinus@shopsoko.com

 

CONTENT AND PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOW

Join Soko in Kenya to document the livelihoods and creative processes of artisans working across Kenya in rural, slum and urban environments. We are looking for inspired, talented and curious individuals interested in economic and social development, technology and the arts to join us to help tell an important story about the creativity and resilience of artisans in the developing world. You must have professional photography experience and a portfolio that highlights your ability to capture people, context and fashion in a compelling way.

Currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Fellows. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to joinus@shopsoko.com.

Our first two fellows were Stephanie Sunderland and Praise Santos.

 

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